Rainforest Discovery Centre

The best place in Sandakan to come and learn about forest and nature.

After paying a visit to the famous Sepilok Orang-Utan Rehabilitation Centre or while waiting for the feeding time in the afternoon, one can always turn into the Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) which is about 1km away. This is a great new addition to the Sandakan tourist destinations. Set within the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, Rainforest Discovery Centre is a huge place. The main attractions here are the canopy walk, the plant discovery garden and the forest trails. Bird lovers will have an extra incentive to visit, three towers that mushroom up to the top of the canopy giving visitors a spectacular view over the surrounding tree tops. Huge canopy walkway on equal height with the trees allows photographers to choose the perfect spot to capture that unique picture of exotic birds of Borneo (with some luck).

Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre

kota kinabalu wetland centre

Sandwiched between the Signal Hill and Likas Sport Complex, lies this wonderful piece of wetland that has been gazetted as a state Cultural Heritage Site since 1998. Formerly known as Kota Kinabalu Bird Sanctuary, now it has been renamed Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre, which is a 24 hectare remnant patch of once extensive mangrove forest in this coastal city.